School Psychology

Make a difference in a student’s life.

Develop the skills needed to succeed as a psychologist who advocates for social justice. You’ll learn proven methods to solve problems associated with the personal, social, and educational development of of children of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

Emphasis is placed on integration of research and practice. You’ll explore the theoretical foundations of clinical and educational psychology and gain practical experience with students from all backgrounds.

As a school psychology student interested in social justice, I was incredibly excited to learn from Dr. Sherrie Proctor. With experience as a practitioner, professor, and researcher, Dr. Proctor is a leading voice in our profession’s definition of social justice. The opportunity for students to sit with her and discuss the practicality of being a social justice advocate was invaluable.

Katie Hormann, School Psychology Ed.S. student

Our graduates follow the concept of a continuum of care to provide the most effective evidence-based services for all individuals while acting as an advocate for change.

Graduates of both programs are eligible for certification as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP), following completion of coursework, an approved internship, and passing the National School Psychology Examination (Praxis II).  The NCSP credential is accepted by many state departments of education for licensure/certification as a school psychologist.

There is a growing demand for qualified school psychologists. Nearly 95% of our Ed.S. students go on to positions in public school settings, and we boast a 100% Ph.D. placement rate, with graduates in tenure-track faculty positions, clinical settings, and public schools.